The Nobel For Hubris

Remember how Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize…for being a Black in 2009, just 11 days after being installed in office as POTUS? It’s OK if you don’t. This bit of foolishness passed out of news cycle years ago and, like all Nobel Prizes, is largely meaningless except to secure funding or get more money on the lecture circuit, neither of which Obama needs.

And the Nobel Prize for Hubris goes to the Norwegian Nobel Institute
Obama’s Peace Prize – His 2nd Greatest Handout From Whites

Well, it seems that Geir Lundestad, the non-voting Director of the Nobel Institute until 2014, has admitted in his new memoir titled Secretary of Peace: 25 years with the Nobel Prize that the Institute granted Obama the Peace Prize in order to encourage him and a helping hand. Lundestad also admitted that the handout’s effects failed to live up to the Nobel panel’s expectations when they gave it to Obama.

In retrospect, we could say that the argument of giving Obama a helping hand was only partially correct.

— Geir Lundestad

So, for attempting to lend legitimacy to- and affect the future behavior of a newly installed head of state the Prize of Hubris goes to the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

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